This study is being done to try to answer questions about the ways that HIV infection is sometimes well controlled over time. Researchers believe this may have to do with a person's viral load and CD4 count when they started taking anti-HIV medications and genetic factors.
Interested in Volunteering?
This study is enrolling participants who fit one of the following groups:
- Began your anti-HIV medications during the very early part of your HIV infectionOR
- Maintained virologic suppression after stopping ART for 6 months or more ("post-treatment controllers") OR
- Have persistent low-level viremia while on stable ART medications for a year or more
Additionally, you must:
- Be HIV+
- 18 years of age or older
- Have no active Hepatitis B or C infection, history of organ or bone marrow transplant, autoimmune disorder or a condition requiring steroid therapy
- Be taking and planning to continue your current anti-HIV medications (except for "post-treatment controllers"
- Have never stopped your anti-HIV medications for longer than 3 weeks (except for "post-treatment controllers")
Judith S. Currier, MD
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